7 December Indoor Navigation and Persons Tracking in the Shopping Mall December 7, 2017 By Gina Wurms retail |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based|, |client based| 0 This application involves navigating and tracking people in a shopping mall. Visitors can navigate to specific shops, restaurants or toilets and parents can locate their children through a bracelet if they suddenly disappear. At a glance client-based solution (smartphone app): 2D/3D building maps indoor navigation to all shops and POIs Car Finder function server-based solution: “Kid Finder” function PROBLEM DEFINITION Several thousand visitors come to a shopping mall every day. Not only do visitors quickly lose track of what's going on there and quickly miss good and current offers, or find the toilets with their children not quickly enough. In addition, the shops in the multi-storey shopping centres are not even found; and it is particularly problematic for parents whose children can no longer be found or the car cannot be located in the large car park, even after a long search. SOLUTION With an app, visitors can navigate through the extensive building in an interactive map. It suggests the ideal route to the selected shop and can also take accessibility into account. Users also find points of interest (POIs) such as toilets, ATMs, car parks and restaurants and are guided directly to them via turn-by-turn navigation. In addition to the location approval, concerned parents can also locate their children on the map if they have disappeared for a short time. The children will then receive a bracelet on their wrist with a BLE Beacon integrated in it. The app allows parents to see where their child is in real time. The position of the car can also be saved in the interactive map, so that customers can use the car finder to find their way back to the car after shopping. TECHNICAL IMPLEMENTATION infsoft Locator Nodes are installed on the entire area of the center. The small hardware components are connected to the power grid and capture all signals from devices that transmit BLE or WLAN signals. In this case it would be the children's BLE wristbands or the customers' smartphones in the shopping mall. The position data collected by the infsoft Locator Nodes is transferred to the infsoft LocAware platform® and made available for Indoor Tracking and Location-Based Services. The position of the car can also be saved by the user in a map, so that the customer can find his car as quickly as possible after visiting the shopping center. infsoft's Indoor Navigation software can be integrated into existing applications, homepages and kiosk systems. Use Case PDF for download Kostenloses Whitepaper Der perfekte Einstieg in das Thema Indoor Positionsbestimmung Download Related Articles Indoor Navigation and Asset Tracking in Hospitals In healthcare facilities, the use of an intelligent tracking system allows for asset localization as well as wayfinding throughout the hospital building. Read More Indoor Navigation and Staff Tracking at a Trade Fair This use case describes the implementation of an indoor navigation and tracking solution at a trade fair. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking of Tugger Trains Indoor navigation for tugger trains for warehouse optimization. In addition, an asset tracking solution enables the retrieval of the location, service life and movement history of goods. Read More Asset Tracking and Indoor Navigation in a Clinic A large clinical complex with several hundreds of thousands square meters has a lot of departments. Those departments on the one hand share certain medical equipment, for example a mobile X-ray machine. Indoor positioning services help to locate that medical equipment. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking on Campus Areas A campus app for universities offers intelligent functions for finding lecture halls, offices and bicycles. Read More Indoor Navigation and Tracking of Security Guards Indoor navigation and tracking ensure the safety of a large area and the smooth running of the security service. Read More Comments are closed.